Yesterday evening Chesapeake driver Marion Denson crossed the grassy median south on Interstate 664 and crashed head-on into a Honda Civic traveling north on I-664. The Civic then struck another vehicle traveling north on I-664, however the driver, Maggie Jones of Smithfield, was not injured in the crash.
According to Virginia State Police, Denson was thrown about inside her car and the driver of the Civic, Jacqueline Yarborough of Hampton was ejected from her vehicle.
Both women had to be airlifted to the hospital with critical injuries after the crash. Neither was wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision.
Denson will be charged with reckless driving according to police, but was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.
As a result of the crash the I-664 northbound lanes were closed to traffic and slowly reopened several hours later according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.